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December 18, 2014

Hangouts Dialer app could replace the phone app One Day

hangoutsThanks to an update that’s available now, Google’s Hangouts Dialer app can now open all phone number links accessed on your phone. Which makes Hangouts Dialer app one step closer to completely replacing the old “Phone” app on your, eh, phone today.

This comes as welcome news, for those who rely heavily on Hangouts to place phone calls. Previously users would have to do something like copy and paste any numbers that came up in somewhere like Google Search or Maps because simply activating the links as intended would always open the numbers in the default phone app. Now Android will recognize the Hangouts Dialer as a phone app and allow you to set the app as the default method for placing calls.

The update is available on Google play store on the link below.





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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini